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Deck the Halls in December

Four new productions of striking form and colorful content deck the December stages. A Room in India at the Park Armory A French company is traveling the world, seeking to create relevant political theatre.   They find themselves stranded in India where their artistic director has had a breakdown (he’s climbed to the top of a…

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

THREE NEW TITLES COMING IN JANUARY! STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION.  

October Offerings

This month, New York stages offer a wide range of dramatic experiences – from emotional catharsis to a Halloween-style fright to a Shakespearean romp. Tiny Beautiful Things at the Public Theatre Bring Kleenex – and prepare yourself for a turbulent ride. “Sugar” is back at the Public Theatre, giving advice to those in personal crisis….

Moliere’s Don Juan, translated & adapted by Stephen Wadsworth

Moliere’s Don Juan, translated & adapted by Stephen Wadsworth

This book invites the reader to consider the history of Moliere’s much-censored and oft-bowdlerized play “Don Juan,” and to imagine, through this version of its text, its original fire. Moliere’s wildly controversial script enjoyed exactly one performance before the censors and lobbyists started pulling it apart. This version supposes what could or might have been…

October Offerings

October Offerings It’s Halloween time, and they’re handing out theatrical treats on Broadway (as well as a few tricks). The Front Page at the Broadhurst Theatre The most anticipated show this fall is the revival of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s The Front Page at the Broadhurst Theatre. Co-authored by two former newspapermen, this old…

May Musicals

May Musicals Speaking of Broadway musicals, the spring season may not feature a newcomer like Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, the ground-breaking sensation that opened here last summer and just took eleven Tony Awards.  Still, there are some surprises and delights (as well as thrills and chills) to be found in wide range of new musicals and…

Acting 2.0: Doing Work That Gets Work in a High-Tech World

Acting 2.0: Doing Work That Gets Work in a High-Tech World

Anthony Abeson s actor-training is an amalgam of his work with Peter Brook, Jerzy Grotowski, Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and Harold Clurman. Many of his students have gone on to successful careers in theatre, film and television. In his book “Acting 2.0: Doing Work that Gets Work in a High-Tech World” Mr. Abeson discusses the…

The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2015

The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2015

Here you will find a rich and varied selection of monologues for women from plays which were produced and/or published in the 2014-2015 theatrical season. Some are comic, some are dramatic, some short, some rather long. All represent the best in contemporary playwriting. View on Amazon

True to Archetype

True to Archetype

As a theatre arts professor, Anne Johnstonbrown uses her personal experiences when teaching character development for roles in comedy, and her clear-cut archetypal method of characterization has expedited that process for countless comedic actors.   Anne Johnstonbrown is the author of “The 10-Commandments of Theater,” a Smith and Kraus handbook for method actors.  For decades, she…

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